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Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Jun 26, 15 Blueberry Crumble Muffins

By Kelly Bogard

Farmers markets are the tasty side of summer.

Fresh fruits and veggies line the farm stands. Farmers talk with shoppers. And the smell of fresh baked goods fill the air.

We have a few here in the Central Texas area, and I paid some a visit this past weekend. Boy did I come home with a haul!

Pattypan squash, grape tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, cantaloupe, strawberries and Butters’ favorite—blueberries.

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Grocery Price Watch: Protein prices lead the increase

Jun 23, 15 Grocery Price Watch: Protein prices lead the increase

By Julie Tomascik

The inevitable trip to the grocery store. It’s usually weekly for most. Sometimes more often. And it comes at a cost. One that’s been on the rise lately for Texas shoppers.

And second quarter grocery prices in the Lone Star State once again showed an increase—97 cents for a basket of 16 food items.

All things considered, that’s not a major increase.

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Fried Chicken Sliders

Jun 19, 15 Fried Chicken Sliders

By Kelly Bogard

There’s just something about fried chicken. It’s good hot or cold. Crispy or moist. On or off the bone.

To put it simply, it’s downright tasty.

But I’ve hesitated to make it. Growing up, I remember my mom making it. And how long it seemed to take to make it to the table. It seemed like a difficult recipe to make, but so worth the end result. Especially as a kid.

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Transformation Tuesday: Wheat field to kitchen table

Jun 16, 15 Transformation Tuesday: Wheat field to kitchen table

By Michelle Hochstein

Fresh bread, warm from the oven. Cereal, morning or midnight. Flour to bake a cake. Noodles for spaghetti.

What do all of these have in common?


It’s the primary grain used in foods we love to eat. Pastries. Crackers. And don’t forget tortillas. In fact, about three-quarters of all U.S. grain-based products are made from this versatile grain. Now, that’s a lot of wheat.

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Pound of Butter Pound Cake

Jun 12, 15 Pound of Butter Pound Cake

By Kelly Bogard

June. It’s National Dairy Month. What do you think of? Ice cold milk? Yogurt? Ice cream? Me, too. One thing that should be on your list is something I use way more than any other dairy products when I cook and bake. You got it, BUTTER.

Butter is a very versatile product. I use it to grease, flavor and cook. All of the time. From grilled cheese to Microwave Pralines, butter is good in just about everything. That’s why this week’s recipe is filled with it for National Dairy Month.

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